Sarp Kerem Yavuz
The works of Sarp Kerem Yavuz reclaim Orientalist imagery and bring the visual legacy of the Middle East into the present. Through photography, sculpture, and digital art, he creates visually provocative works of art in pursuit of peaceful coexistence.
Born in Paris in 1991 and raised in Istanbul, his works explore gender, politics, religion, and violence.
In 2013, he became the youngest artist to exhibit and be included in the permanent collection of the Istanbul Modern Museum.
His artworks are published in Turkey: Istanbul CODEX, and the Boys! book benefitting the Elton John AIDS Foundation.
His artworks are included in The Luciano Benetton Collection as part of Imago Mundi, the permanent collections of the CICA Museum in South Korea, the Norton Museum in Florida, the Allen Memorial Art Museum and the Transformer Station in Ohio, the Polaroid (Impossible Project) Collection in Berlin, the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art in New York, and the Soho House Collection.
He lives and works in New York.